Panhandle British Car Association: August 2008 Newsletter

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August 2008

Contributing Editor: Bill Moseley
President: Curt Derby


Bill Moseley


Pensacola, Florida - Next meeting is Monday, September 15. Eat at 6:00 – Meeting at 7:00.

Next PBCA event is September 13, Saturday, Gulf Coast Zoo & Lunch Tour, Gulf Shores, AL.

July 20 – 12th Annual Pig Roast at the Schmitz’s – Seventy-five PBCA, MG-MG, SABCC, PAHC members met for the big 12th Annual Joint British Car Club Pig Roast July 20th at Tom and Jeanne Schmitz's home in Lillian, Alabama. Tom and Jeanne’s meticulous preparations for the event were both elegant and fun, as usual. Tom provided the roast pig and everybody filled the kitchen counters with their side dishes and desserts. We admired all the British cars that were parked on the lawn ranged from MGs, Triumphs, and Austin-Healeys to Jaguars and a Rolls-Royce to compliment Tom's 12 LBCs. The Schmitz’s swimming pool was warm and open for swimming. We also got to practice our racing skill and crash without losing our car. Richard Cunningham set up his big 8-foot screen and Play Station in Tom’s car collection garage and had many of us raced at Le Mans. Tom adds that he had to handle the carving himself, as this was the first time that Keith Sanders missed the pig roast. Keith and Beth, who were married at last year's event, were busy with 18 guests and their new Bed and Breakfast in Virginia.

Everyone went home happy with the camaraderie and overstuffed with great cuisine.



(Pig Roast photos) Photos: Bill Moseley



Jack Ross drives at LeMans


Tom Schmitz prepares the pig


The Sign-In Table – Jeanne Schmitz is in front, center



New PBCA Members

Welcome to PBCA. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings and events.

Randy Diefenthal, Pensacola Beach, '77 MGB, '64 Land Rover 2A

Pat and Bill Irby, Lower Peachtree, AL

George Lew, Atlanta, GA, '88 Rolls, '01 Jag XKR, '04 Jag XJ8

Holly & Matt Hoefer, Pensacola, '77 MGB

Lloyd & Julie Patterson, Pensacola, '56 Nash Metropolitan

David and Christine Thompson, Santa Rosa Beach

Donald and Marion Warnecke, Mary Esther, FL, '58 MGA


PBCA Events September thru December


Watch your email for details and other events not listed here



September 6th - Saturday – 16th Annual Emerald Coast Car Show, at Ft. Walton Beach High School, 400 Hollywood Blvd. S.W. This show has over 200 cars – This year there will be two fixed British Classes, 4-cyl and 6, 8, 12 cyl and will have class splits according to entries. Jim Robert, 850 934-4113

September 13th Sat - Gulf Coast Zoo & Lunch Tour, Gulf Shores, AL - Watch email for details.

September 15th Monday - PBCA Meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Town&Country Plaza - Eat at 6:00, Meeting at 7:00

September 17th-19th Sat/Sun - British Car Gathering at Dillard, GA, hosted by Peachtree MG Club of Atlanta.

September 27th Sat - Brits on the River Car Show, Vidalia, LA, hosted by English Motoring Club of Natchez, MS.

October 4th Sat - 12th British Car Day, Montgomery, AL, hosted by the British Motoring Club of Montgomery. Show site: Lagoon Park. Times: 10am-2pm. Contact: Steve Griffin 256-234-3343 or Ron Pardo 334-207-2030

October 19th Sun - Polo Matches with Mardi Gras MGs, Fairhope, AL.

October 18th Sat - Navarre Car Show, Navarre High School, FL.

October 20th Monday - PBCA Meeting at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Town&Country Plaza

October 25th Sat - South Alabama British Car Club (SABCC) Fairhope British Car Show.

November 1st Sat - Chattanooga British Car Show

November 7th-9th - Fri-Sun - Florida Suncoast MG Car Club Jamboree 16 in St. Petersburg, FL. All-British car show at The Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, 6800

Sunshine Skyway Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, (800) 227-8045.

November 16th Sun - PBCA Scatter Rally

November 17th Monday - PBCA Meeting at Picadilly Cafeteria, Town&Country Plaza

December 6th Sat - PBCA Christmas Party, Pensacola Beach Resort/Days Inn, 16 Via de Luna Dr, Pensacola Beach, FL. BYOB, "Dirty Santa" gift exchange after dinner, 6pm. Installation of new club officers.

December (TBA) Sat - Lillian Alabama Christmas Parade, PBCA participates.

December 14th Sat - Quayside Gallery Arts and Hor'dourves Tour.

NOTE: The annual ROAD RALLY is moved from November to the first part of 2009, date TBA. – Bill Moseley, Rallymaster